North Central College - Naperville, IL

Faculty and staff recognized for outstanding service, teaching, scholarship

North Central College recognizes faculty and administrative staff members for outstanding teaching, scholarship and service “above and beyond the call of duty.”

North Central College recognized faculty and administrative staff members for their outstanding teaching, scholarship and service “above and beyond the call of duty” for the 2011-2012 academic year. Each was presented with endowed awards established in memory of two North Central College alumni—Clarence F. Dissinger, Class of 1921, and his sister Ruth C. Dissinger Althaus, Class of 1922. With the exception of the scholarship prize, awards were based on student, faculty and staff nominations and announced in May 2012.

The administrative staff award recipients are:

Students, faculty collaborate in summer-long research

Associate Professor of Biology Jonathan Visick and Juan Perez ’13
This summer, North Central College students participated in hands-on research on campus, working one-on-one with faculty and collaborating with other students.

For eight weeks this summer, North Central College students participated in hands-on research on campus, working one-on-one with faculty and collaborating with other students. Some 38 students and 12 faculty advisors took part in the College’s Summer Undergraduate Research Colloquium (SURC). Their work represented a range of academic disciplines with students majoring in biology, computer science, biochemistry, psychology, chemistry, English literature, radiation therapy, athletic training, theatre, human resource management and Spanish.

Theatre professor drawing rave reviews for role in Shakespeare's "Richard III"

A North Central professor performs in an outdoor production of Shakespeare's "Richard III" that's catching the attention of Chicago-area critics.

A North Central College theatre professor is performing in an outdoor production of Shakesepeare's "Richard III" that is catching the attention of numerous Chicago-area critics.

Carin Silkaitis, assistant professor of theatre and chair of North Central College's art and theatre departments, appears as Margaret through Aug. 25 at the Oak Park Festival Theatre.

North Central College Summer Musical Theatre presents “Princess Ida” July 10-15

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents the rarely performed Gilbert and Sullivan farcical operetta “Princess Ida.”

June 21, 2012—North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents the rarely performed Gilbert and Sullivan farcical operetta “Princess Ida” July 10-15.

Five performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. July 10-14 and at 2 p.m. July 15 in North Central’s theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central College presents “South Pacific” July 27-29, Aug. 3-5

From left, Dennis Ortman, Abe Vences, Liam Burnes, Brian Lynch, Richard Laidman.
North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical “South Pacific” July 27-29 and Aug. 3-5.

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical “South Pacific” July 27-29 and Aug. 3-5.

Six performances will be staged at 7:30 p.m. July 27-28 and Aug. 3-4 and at 2 p.m. July 29 and Aug. 5 in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave., Naperville. Tickets are $15/adults and $10/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

North Central College presents “The Wizard of Oz”

Alex Oechsel, center, as Dorothy
North Central’s Summer Musical Theatre features community actors in the fanciful family favorite “The Wizard of Oz,” June 29-30 and July 1, 6-8.

North Central College’s Summer Musical Theatre presents one of the greatest family musicals of all time, “The Wizard of Oz,” June 29-30 and July 1, 6-8, featuring some 120 actors from the community.

Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams to address North Central College Commencement

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps
Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Aaron S. Williams, director of the Peace Corps, will deliver the address June 9 at the 147th Commencement ceremony of North Central College.

Lauren Smith earns 2012 Outstanding Major in Theatre Award

Lauren Smith
Lauren Smith of Byron was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Theatre Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 22, 2012—Lauren Smith of Byron was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in Theatre Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Smith is a senior majoring in theatre and psychology. She is the daughter of Kathryn Smith and the late Randy Smith and is a graduate of Byron High School.

Emily Schmidt earns 2012 Outstanding Major in English Award

Emily Schmidt
Emily Schmidt of Mascoutah, Ill., was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in English Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

May 21, 2012—Emily Schmidt of Mascoutah, Ill., was awarded the 2012 Outstanding Major in English Award during Honors Day May 15 at North Central College.

Schmidt is a senior majoring in theatre and English writing at North Central College. She is the daughter of Bradley and Mary Schmidt and is a 2008 graduate of Mascoutah High School.

Students perform original production “Canon Fire,” co-authored by theatre faculty

North Central College presents four performances of “Canon Fire,” a composite of feminist re-imaginings of the literary and dramatic canon, April 26-29.

North Central College presents “Canon Fire,” a composite of feminist re-imaginings of the literary and dramatic canon.

Four performances of “Canon Fire” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. April 26, 27 and 28, and at 2 p.m. April 29, in the College’s Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Tickets are $10/adults and $8/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. The show is intended for mature audiences only.

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